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Derry City’s Biography

Derry City Football Club was founded in 1928 (refounded 2010) and has spent the majority of its time in the League of Ireland in the Premier Division, the top tier of league football in the Republic of Ireland. However, the club was expelled in November 2009 when it was discovered there were secondary, unofficial contracts with players. Derry were reconstituted a few weeks later and readmitted to the First Division.

Derry City are the League of Ireland's only participant from Northern Ireland. They play their home fixtures at the Brandywell Stadium and the players wear red and white striped shirts from which their nickname, the Candystripes, derives.

The club initially played in the Irish League, the domestic league in Northern Ireland, and won a title in 1964–65. In 1971 security concerns related to unrest in Northern Ireland meant matches could not be played at the Brandywell. The team played "home" fixtures 30 miles (48 km) away in Coleraine. Security forces withdrew their objections to the use of the Brandywell the following year, but in the face of insistence from the Irish League that the unsustainable arrangement continue, the club withdrew from the league.

After 13 years in junior football Derry joined the League of Ireland's new First Division in 1985/86. Derry won the First Division title in 1987 and achieved promotion to the Premier Division where they remained until 2009, being relegated as a result of financial problems rather than poor sporting performance. The club won a domestic treble in 1988–89, the only Irish club to ever do so.

League Champions:Twice
1988/89, 1996/97.

First Division Champions: Twice
1986/87, 2010.

FAI Cup Winners: Five times
1988/89, 1994/95, 2002, 2006, 2012.

League Cup Winners: Eleven times
1988/89, 1990/91, 1991/92, 1993/94, 1999/00, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2018.

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Derry City 2022 Record

  Matches Wins Draws Losses
Home 19 10 6 3
Away 17 10 4 3
Total 36 20 10 6

Derry City 2022 Record - League of Ireland Premier Division

Comp Date Against Venue Score Att
Feb. 18, 2022 Dundalk Dundalk Oriel Park 2 - 2 3357
Feb. 25, 2022 Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R The Brandywell 2 - 1 3,490
Feb. 28, 2022 Sligo Rovers Sligo The Brandywell 0 - 0 3,445
March 4, 2022 Shelbourne Shels Tolka Park 1 - 0 2886
March 14, 2022 Drogheda United Drogheda The Brandywell 2 - 0 3,110
March 18, 2022 St. Patrick's Athletic St. Pats The Brandywell 2 - 1 3,125
April 1, 2022 Bohemians Bohs Dalymount Park 2 - 1 2990
April 4, 2022 UCD UCD The UCD Bowl 2 - 0 473
April 9, 2022 Finn Harps Harps Finn Park 2 - 1 3,126
April 15, 2022 Shelbourne Shels The Brandywell 1 - 2 3430
April 18, 2022 Drogheda United Drogheda United Park 1 - 1 1301
April 22, 2022 UCD UCD The Brandywell 7 - 1 3735
April 29, 2022 St. Patrick's Athletic St. Pats Richmond Park 4 - 0 3475
May 6, 2022 Bohemians Bohs The Brandywell 1 - 1
May 9, 2022 St. Patrick's Athletic St. Pats The Brandywell 0 - 0
May 13, 2022 Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R Tallaght Stadium 0 - 1 7,126
May 20, 2022 Dundalk Dundalk The Brandywell 1 - 2
May 23, 2022 Sligo Rovers Sligo The Showgrounds 1 - 2
May 27, 2022 Finn Harps Harps The Brandywell 2 - 2
June 17, 2022 Drogheda United Drogheda The Brandywell 1 - 1
June 24, 2022 UCD UCD The UCD Bowl 1 - 0
July 1, 2022 Bohemians Bohs Dalymount Park 3 - 2
July 17, 2022 Finn Harps Harps Finn Park 2 - 1
Aug. 5, 2022 Dundalk Dundalk Oriel Park 1 - 1 2,856
Aug. 12, 2022 Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R The Brandywell 0 - 0
Aug. 19, 2022 Drogheda United Drogheda United Park 1 - 1 1,353
Aug. 29, 2022 Shelbourne Shels Tolka Park 1 - 0 None
Sept. 2, 2022 UCD UCD The Brandywell 3 - 0
Sept. 9, 2022 Bohemians Bohs The Brandywell 1 - 0
Sept. 13, 2022 Sligo Rovers Sligo The Brandywell 1 - 0 None
Sept. 30, 2022 St. Patrick's Athletic St. Pats Richmond Park 1 - 0
Oct. 7, 2022 Finn Harps Harps The Brandywell -
Oct. 21, 2022 Shelbourne Shels The Brandywell -
Oct. 24, 2022 Sligo Rovers Sligo The Showgrounds - None
Oct. 30, 2022 Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R Tallaght Stadium - None
Nov. 4, 2022 Dundalk Dundalk The Brandywell -

Derry City 2022 Record - FAI Cup

Derry City 2022 Record - Europa Conference League

Comp Date Against Venue Score Att
July 7, 2022 FK Riga RIGA The Brandywell 0 - 2
July 14, 2022 FK Riga RIGA Latvijas Universitates Stadions 0 - 2 None